Friday, May 6, 2016

Black and White with a Pop of Red


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I love the look of black and white cards and adding a pop of color is always fun to add to this color scheme too. Today I have used one of the patterned papers from the Through the Lens Stone collection along with the Stitched and Fitted Squares to create a frame to create a birthday card. 

Here's how I created my card: 

Creating the Card Base:

1. Cut a piece of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock that is 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score along the long side at 5 1/2 inches and fold, so you have a 5 1/2 inch top fold card.

  • Cut a piece of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches square. Layer to the front of the folded black card.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Through the Lens Stone 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock pack so that it is 5 inches square. Layer onto the fold card.
  • Counting from the small centre die, die cut the fifth die from the Fitted Squares die set from White Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere to the centre of the folded card.


2. Counting from the small centre die, use the fourth die from the Fitted Squares die set and the fifth die from the Stitched Squares die set. Position the small die inside the larger die so that there is an even border all around (Refer to photo above for placement.) Die cut a frame using these two dies from the Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Attach the frame over the white square on the folded card using foam tape all around the border.


3. Using one of the corners from the Corners 1 die set, die cut 4 corners from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the black of the card.
  • Adhere the corners onto the gray frame so that the edge of the corner lines up with the stitching on the frame.

4. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut 3 solid Candles and 3 overlay Candles from the Candles die set.
  • Remove the protective backing from just the flame and wick of the overlay candle and cover with Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and polish the glittered flame with your finger.
  • Remove the protective backing from the remaining part of the overlay candle and cover with Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and polish the red glittered candle with your finger.
  • Remove the protective backing from the solid candles. Adhere the overlay candle to the solid candle. Cover the remaining adhesive of candle with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess and polish candle with your finger.
  • Attach the three candles to the centre of the frame on front of card using foam tape. 



5. The Inside of the card:

  • Using the long strip of patterned paper left over from cutting down the patterned paper for the front of the card. Cut the strip into two pieces so they are 1/2 inch wide. Attach the stripes to the bottom of the card so there is a small gap between the two.
  • Using the A Way with Words Happy Birthday die, die cut the sentiment from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere the sentiment to the top portion of the inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 


Other:
Foam Tape








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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Father's Day


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our challenge hostess for May which is Maryann Einam.

Maryann has challenged us to the theme .... Let there be light! Add a lighthouse to your card.


A few months ago while I was shopping at my favorite Papercrafts store I found this beautiful designer paper from Bo Bunny featuring a lighthouse which I knew I needed to create into a pop-up card where it was the star of the card. So when Maryann set this challenge for us I knew just what I had to use :).

As I didn't want to cut into the lighthouse with my pop up I offset my pop up to the righthand side of the card. I used the pop-up die from the Hot Air Balloon die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This die set comes with an optional pop-up die which was just the right side for my card.

Father's Day  is still a few months away down here in Australia (it's in September). But as I have a few to make each year for my family to give on Father's Day it is never too early to get started. 




Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up a little easier. I kept the inside of the card fairly simple as I didn't wanted the lighthouse to be the feature.


For the front of my card I found another piece of designer paper that had a smaller version of the same lighthouse I used on the inside on the back of the paper. As luck would have it, it was just the right size to fit on the front of my card. I used a rope die to decorate the top and bottom of the layer and added another Father's Day sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould


Stamps: A Guiding Light - Flourishes; Happy Father's Day - Stamp It (Aust)
Paper: Boardwalk Summer Fun DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Hot Air Balloon with Pop Up die; Katie Label Pivot Card; Katie Label Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Rope - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's a Girl



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a baby card I created using a cute Art Impressions Elephant stamp. 

For the background of my card I used two embossing folders and the Sizzix Embossing Diffusers so that I have one embossed design around the outside edge of the card and another in the centre oval.

I added pearls to the embossed areas on the outer edge of the card.


On the inside of my card I added a baby sentiment along with some stripes of pink cardstock.


Stamps: Zoo Babies Dream Big Set - Art Impressions; It's a Girl - Fern Gully; Wee Bit of Heaven - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Pink
Dies: Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Brilliance Pearlescent Coral Ink; Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder; Couture Creations Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Embossing Diffuser Set 1 - Sizzix; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Deep Breath


Hi everyone,

I have a birthday card to share with you all today using an Art Impressions stamp set.

 For the background of my card I used an embossing folder with an embossing diffuser, so that the centre circle of the card didn't embossed. Once I had embossed I used my blending tool and distress ink to color my card.




For the inside of my card I have again used an embossing folder and the same embossing diffuser, but this time round I masked the centre circle  when colouring the outside edge of my card so I have a white area for my sentiment.

Stamps: Deep Breath Birthday - Art Impressions; Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Teal
Dies: Circle Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Peacock Feathers Distress Ink; Waves Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Embossing Diffuser Set 1 - Sizzix; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Hoot Hoot Hooray!


Hi everyone,

Recently while I was trying to find homes in my new desk/drawers for all the stuff I had packed up so my new desk could be built, I discover the white panel layered to the black card with the washi tape attached. At the same time I found some kraft scalloped edged folded cards, so I set these on the top of my desk as I figured I could decorate this with something.

I recently decorated a new tool holder I purchased using Lots of Owls Peel Off Stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. You can see that project here.  While creating that project I knew I would have a number of negative image owl images left over from the peel off sticker sheet, so decided to use a couple of those owls to decorate this card.

To use the negative images left over when you used a sticker from a Peel Off Sticker sheet you need to do the following:

  • Roughly trim around the negative image which remains on your peel off sticker sheet. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above.
  • Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the Building Blocks. Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE.
  • Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card. Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place).



Here is the inside of my card, as you can see I added another owl negative image and added a sentiment.

Stamps: Feather Friends - Dare 2B Artzy; Hootie Who? - Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Kraft;
ECD Products: Owl Peel Off Stickers; Transfer Tape
Other: Black Ink; Washi Tape




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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dancer


Hi everyone, 

Today I have another card using the music dies from Tonic Studios that I received for my birthday in March.

This time round I have created a Tri Shutter Card using the Shutter Card die set from Tattered Lace.




Here is another look at my card taken from above so you can see the folds a little easier. 



And finally here is the front of my card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: Happy Birthday To You - Stamp World
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Loud DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Shutter Card - Tattered Lace; Dance Tribute; Musical Notes; Piano Melody - Tonic Studios; Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shake It


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Our challenge hostess Rebecca Ednie finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Our challenge this week is a color challenge using the colors in the photo below as your inspiration.


Source - Design Seeds http://design-seeds.com/home



For my card this week I have created a Centre Step Card and decorated it using an Art Impression stamp set and some music dies. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the image, leaving a border around the outline.



For the inside of my card I added a sentiment and a few more music notes.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Dance It Out - Art Impressions; Guitars2Play - The Stamps of Life
Paper: White; Black; Purple; Secret Garden Garland DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Centre Step Die - Cheery Lynn; Folded Banner - Simon Says Stamp!; Piano Melody - Tonic Studios; Music Notes - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Scan N Cut; White Gel Pen;  Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, April 29, 2016

Owl Tool Holder


Hi everyone,

Over the last few weeks my wonderful husband has been busy renovating my stamping area, I now have a brand new desk and cupboards etc, which I will share with you in a few weeks when it is completely finished.

Anyway since I had a new desk I figured I needed something a little better to hold some of the tools that I use often. While visiting IKEA recently, I found this white pot in the garden area which I thought would be ideal once I had added a few repositionable stickers to it.

I created my repositionable stickers using Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers; Transfer Tape; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Silk Microfine Glitter. You can see a video tutorial Els created this technique here.


Here is how I created my repositionable stickers:

1. Cut a piece of Double Sided Adhesive sheet the same size as the transfer sheet. Remove the release sheet from one side of the adhesive and set aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere your Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the front of the transfer sheet (the clear side).

2. Remove 4 Owls and 4 small hearts from the Lots of OwlsPeel-Off Stickers. Place these sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

3. Take your adhesive transfer sheet and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the transfer sheet.

4. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger.  Color your images as desired. Cut out all of the Owls and hearts, remove the release sheet from the back of the transfer sheet and place the owls & hearts on the item you wish to decorate, in  my case the white pot.


Here are a few more photos of my owl tool holder I created. This will be the front of the tool holder. I decided to color my hearts blue as that is my favorite color.



I could have just created the one image and put it on the front, but I thought it would be fun to add a few more owls (you can never have too many owls!!!!) so that which ever angle I place the tool holder I am likely to see at least one owl.


Another view of my tool holder this time the back.


And  one last photo. The fun thing about this type of project is that the stickers are now respositionable so if at anytime I want to change the images or move what I have used on this project somewhere else I can do.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Copics
White Pot




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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sliding By


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month Anne Harmon finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Apparently it’s baseball season again.  Promote your favorite team, their colors, or just a baseball theme.


Baseball isn't as popular in Australia as it is in the USA, I guess we are more into cricket! I do remember seeing a game at the Sydney Olympics and did enough the game.

I do however have a number of baseball themed stamps and designer papers for some reason so I had no excuse on being able to make a baseball themed card :).

As you can see I used the Hanging Pull Tab Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time around I decided to cut a circle using the Fitted Circles die set and create a giant baseball to put on the Pull Tab.

I used an older Paper Pretties stamp set for the baseball player which I cut out using my Scan N Cut.

The sentiment which is reveal when the tab is pull or slides up is an older stamp set from MFT Stamps ... I figured it worked with both the baseball theme and the style of card I created.




Here is another look at my card taken at a different angle, so you can see how the pull tab slides up.



Here is a close up of my card when the Pull Tab is closed. 


And finally the back of my card. I used a couple more stamps on some more baseball themed designer paper.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould



Stamps: Play Ball - Paper Pretties; PI Baseball Boy; All Star - MFT Stamps; Pull Here - Judikins
Paper: White; Brown; Yellow; Baseball Paper Pack - Best Creations Inc.
Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Tea Dye Distress Ink;  Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rebus - Ranks in the Military


Hi everyone,



It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Ranks in the Military ". 


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


How did you go working out my March Rebus which was Things that are Yellow .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. Post it Note
  2. Omelet
  3. Bees
  4. Mustard
  5. Chick
  6. Dandelion
  7. Cheese
  8. Scrambled Eggs
  9. Dump truck



You can find all my past rebus cards here.



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Real Jazzy Birthday



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using a few dies my daughter sent me from London for my birthday. 

As you can see I have created a Centre Step Card and then decorated it with dies from Tonic Studio.


Here is another look at my card this time taken at a different angle so you can see the folds in the card.

After die cutting the Saxophone Player from black card I adhered it to white card and then used my copics to color in the various parts of the image.



For the inside of the card I added the music border (Perfect Harmony) and added a sentiment which is one I have had for a number of years and works well with this image.

Stamps: Have a Real Jazzy Birthday - Rubbernecker
Paper: White; Black; Yellow; Type T DP - Fabscraps
Dies: Centre Stepper Card - Tattered Lace; Saxophone Solo; Musical Notes; Perfect Harmony - Tonic Studios
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 164mm; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Rockin' Birthday


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with some dies I got for my birthday from some money given to me.

As you can see I have created a Vertical Stair Step card using the Spellbinders Happy Days die set and then decorated it with the music dies from Tonic Studios.



Here is another look at my card this time taken at a different angle. I attached the guitar to white card that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape over it and covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I then colored the glitter to get the dark pink to match the pink in the designer paper.



Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. What I fluke to be able to see the Rockin' Birthday of the sentiment as a whole when it is closed lol!


Stamps: CS Keep on Rockin' - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Believe Devotion DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Happy Days - Spellbinders; Electric Guitar; Musical Notes; Treble Clef - Tonic Studios
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics




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